Friday, April 13, 2012

On the mend

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am on the mend! An appendectomy was certainly
not what I was expecting to do over Easter weekend, but I guess my plans are not always the
same as Gods plans.

Hubby had left around 4 pm Friday with our youngest son to go to my oldest
sons home which is about 2.5 hours away so they could spend a few hours together.
I was a little nauseous when he left, but as this happens to me periodically I thought
nothing of it. As the hours passed it just got worse and worse along with stomach pain
generally over my whole abdomen.  I was so uncomfortable that I laid on my bed...no
 relief, I sat in the recliner...no relief, I ended up laying on the bathroom floor and
hovering over the toilet {TMI??} and I was not getting any better at all.


I started reasoning with myself..."okay Sandi if this gets even worse CAN you get yourself
to the hospital?" I decided no way so at about 10 pm I decided to get in the car and drive
 to the hospital about 30 minutes away.  Thank God I made it there okay. I know probably
not the smartest thing to do , but my parents, brother and friend all live at least 20 if not
 30 minutes away so it made no sense to me to call them and add additional time on to
 me getting to the ER.

I texted my son when I arrived at the hospital and they headed home. They all know that if
I am at the hospital something is definitely wrong, because I have a high tolerance for pain.

I got out of my car and walked up to the hospital and then turned back around toward my
car and thought, "Okay is this really bad enough to go in"...hee hee. I opted to go in and
I am very thankful I did. Long story short, after x-rays the doctor said my gall bladder was
fine. After the cat scan he told me I had appendicitis. I said WHAT?? I was floored.
Never dreamed it was that.  So they took that pesky little appendix out and life will
never be the same without it. *SMILE*  Thankfully hubby got to the hospital before
they did the surgery. I am also very thankful that he was not far, far away.

I am doing pretty good and just taking it one day at a time...God is good!!

{Yes I got chastised for not calling someone to get me to the hospital...my brother wondered
sarcastically if my phone quit working...}

First photo I am using an antique horse muzzle for a cloche of sorts. It was tagged as such at
an antique store last year so I assume that is what it is. I immediately thought CLOCHE
when I saw it and it was only $4 so why not? :)

17 comments:

Passionate for White said...

So glad you made it to the hospital in time! Hope you feel better soon.

LDH said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend and that you got yourself safely to the hospital. Hope your complete recovery is rapid!

Very pretty flowers :)

Susie said...

Sandi, Thank God you are okay. I was starting to worry about you. Yes, it's a good thing you went on into the hospital girl. Now get well, smiles, Susie

Julie Marie said...

Glad you are feeling better Sandi!... and glad your hubby was able to get there with you before the surgery... xoxo Julie Marie

barb's creations said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend,you sound like me with the high pain threshold,I also had bad tummy pains last year and turned out it was a teeny tiny kidney stone being passed boy would hate to have a big oneas this one hurt like hell!!:) Barb.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandi...so happy you are feeling better! Take it easy and enjoy some R&R&Blog Surfing!

Irene said...

So glad to hear you are getting a bit better. Love your "cloche". I'd be taking the bus. So tell your brother not to worry, he could be mine.

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness girl!!!! You are AMAZING!!! I'm just so glad you made it there safely and that they found out what was wrong so fast....Please take good care of yourself and I wish you fast healing sweet friend!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Heaven's Walk said...

Glad to hear that your tummy's on the mend, Sandi! That must have been kinda scary to be there all by yourself and have to make that type of decision. Let yourself be pampered by your "men"! lol! You have a great excuse! :)

xoxo laurie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so glad to hear that you are on the mend and feeling better! oh my..you are ONE tough cookie!! ;)

Mary Ellen said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend Sandi and that everything turned out ok. Try to enjoy you recoop time- know it can be hard. 2 years ago I was out for a whole month after almost dying from a snake bite. It was the longest month in my life!

bee blessed
mary

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh mu goodness--thankfully you got to the hospital in time! I am glad you are okay now. Take care of yourself!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Sandi I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Sorry you had to go through all that. Sending you prayers for a complete and quick recovery.

blessings,
Danielle

Bliss said...

You crazy goose! Those nasty little under utilized body parts can cause a world of trouble, but I'm pretty sure I would of drove myself too in that situation. Heal up, don't lift anything heavier than a horse muzzle.

Bliss

Maryann said...

So thankful to hear you are on the mend! That must have been so scary for you~and on a holiday weekend! It reminds me of a Halloween way back when our girls were little~I didn't feel good while I had the girls out...but of course I wasn't going to spoil their fun...lo and behold later that night we were on our way to the hospital~and now one more thing I don't have to worry about! Feel better soon!! xoxoxo Maryann

Rebecca said...

Oh, bless you Sandi, that just sounded so miserable. Feeling sick and having to drive and then the tests... isn't it good to know God has His hands on us.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Blessings
Rebecca

BECKY said...

Wow Sandi...just read this! I had the same thing 2 years ago!! It ws my Happy New Year gift on January 4th! I was pretty sure it was my appendix, even though my primary Dr. said it was too high for that. And I was right. My hubby was in north Florida and got to the hospital 5 minutes before they took me into the OR. So glad we both were protected til we got there!! God is sooo good!!

It's not common for women our age to have this issue. Interesting, huh? And I have never had any digestive issues til I had this.

Glad you're doing well!
Hugs,
Becky